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Journal Article: Geothermal Fields Of China

There are over 2500 known occurrences of geothermal phenomena in China. These lie mainly in four major geothermal zones: Xizang (Tibet)-Yunnan, Taiwan, East Coast and North-South. Hot water has also been found in boreholes in major Mesozoic-Cenozoic sedimentary basins. This paper presents a summary of present knowledge of these geothermal zones. The geological settings of geothermal occurrences are associated mainly with magmatic activity, fault uplift and depressional basins and these are described by examples of each type. Increased multipurpose utilisation of geothermal resources is planned and examples are given of current usages.

P. Kearey and Wei HongBing

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Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1993

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P. Kearey,Wei HongBing. 1993. Geothermal Fields Of China. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .